Madden NFL 24 offers an improved football experience. Enhanced with numerous additions, the game promises a more realistic, dynamic, and thrilling experience for players.
Among the numerous features, “Hit Everything” stands out. This innovation gives players more control over the receiver through new contested catch tackles. Furthermore, it introduces varied types of tackles like Wrap tackles and Scoop tackles, along with all-new Hit-Stick animations. These features not only increase defensive versatility but also infuse personality into the game. The inclusion of dynamic branching tech in blocking provides another boost.
The newly introduced “Skill Based Passing” enhances the fluidity of throwing and catching. This complete makeover of the catching system ensures the receivers maintain their momentum consistently when catching the ball. The result is a superior feeling of control as the receiver moves up-field after the catch. New animations for passing and catching, including dive catches and no-look passes, bring never-before-seen moments to life in Madden.
The next feature, “Foundational Football”, is all about authenticity. Enhancements in blocking, pathfinding of the ball carrier, decision-making by the quarterback, and defensive back behaviours provide players with increased confidence in their AI teammates. The all-new post-play engine infuses the emotional aspect of an NFL game with more realistic reactions and expressive celebrations and frustrations.
The crowd-favourite “Superstar Mode” makes a comeback with modernised versions of popular experiences like the NFL Combine and Road To The Draft journey. The addition of a 3v3 Superstar Showdown allows players to immerse themselves in their NFL fantasy with friends.
Furthermore, there are dozens of new mini-games that have been added. These games feature elements such as moving obstacles and destructible targets, available in the Franchise training camp or weekly strategy, and playable from the main menu.
Finally, the developers have enhanced the much-loved “Franchise” mode based on feedback from the community. They’ve included features such as contract restructuring and trade improvements. They’ve also allowed for more customization, ensuring a tailor-made gaming experience.
Madden NFL 24‘s Standard Edition is the most basic version available.
It is priced at US$59.99 for PS4 or Xbox One, and US$69.99 for PS5 or Xbox Series X. Pre-orders before August’s release come with some bonuses like a Josh Allen Elite Player Item, two Strategy Items, and NFL Marble Bills Gear.
It is ideal for casual players or those not planning to engage much with Madden Ultimate Team.
Madden NFL 24 Deluxe Edition
For those seeking bonus items, Madden NFL 24 Deluxe Edition, priced at US$99.99, is a fitting choice.
It offers pre-order bonuses like a Josh Allen Elite Player Item, two Strategy Items, and NFL Marble Bills Gear, plus 4600 Madden Points and 3-day early access.
Those who pre-order by July 22 also receive a player item from the AKA Ultimate Team Program. The Deluxe Edition is suitable for serious players, especially those focusing on Madden Ultimate Team.
Madden NFL 24 EA Play Pro Edition
The EA Play Pro Edition, requiring a subscription to EA’s Play Pro service, offers all the benefits of the Deluxe Edition, minus the 4600 Madden Points.
Instead, players receive 500 Madden Points for each monthly login from August 2023 to July 2024. The subscription costs US$14.99 per month or US$99.99 per year.
Madden NFL 24 will be available worldwide on August 18th. It will be released for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
If you pre-order the Deluxe edition now, you will also get a range of perks. Such as 3-day early access, 4600 Madden Points, Dual Entitlement facilitating an upgrade to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S edition and more.
Supporters who reserve the Deluxe Edition before July 22 will receive a player item from the AKA Ultimate Team Program.